Any interesting Roses related facts or miscellaneous memorabilia will be found on this page. Please contact me if you have any contributions.
1. The Stone Roses were supposed to be portrayed in the film '24 Hour Party People' by the tribute band Fool's Gold, who were filmed playing a couple of live tracks - Sally Cinnamon at the Hacienda and one at The Battle Of The Bands with The Happy Mondays. Stills can be seen below. The Stone Roses were cut from the film after Silvertone refused to allow the song Fool's Gold to appear on the 24 Hour Party People soundtrack.
Left: 'John Squire' in a deleted scene from 24 Hour Party People.
Right: Stone Roses tribute band Fool's Gold in a deleted scene from 24 Hour Party People.
2. If you watch the 1989 Blackpool Empress Ballroom concert closely, John Squire appears to be playing I Am The Resurrection with two different guitars ! He begins the song playing a Les Paul and ends playing a Fender, due to a mix-up in editing. The video shows footage of Going Down, with audio of I Am The Resurrection. Other such errors can be found in the video.
Video stills from I Am The Resurrection, 'Blackpool Live' video.
3. There are Stone Roses bars in Leeds, York, Ibiza and Kos.
The Stone Roses bar, York. Although Roses themed, there are various photos, original paintings and references to other indie bands in the bar. For example, the discount card is called a 'Going For Gold' card (a reference to York's own Shed Seven), and I'm reliably informed that the ladies' toilets are emblazoned with the quite appropriate song title 'There She Goes' !
4. A scene in the 2004 film 'Shaun of the Dead' finds Shaun and his best friend Ed flipping through a selection of LPs, deciding which to keep and which are worthless enough to be used as weapons against advancing zombies. Shaun argues for Second Coming to be spared, although is almost apologetic for liking it:
5. On the Nathan Barley DVD, look out for the Fool's Gold vinyl on the bench beside Barley early on in the pilot episode.
A selection of Stone Roses postcards. In the top postcard, The Stone Roses are standing in front of Centre Point, a substantial concrete and glass office building in central London, occupying 101 - 103 New Oxford Street, WC1, close to St Giles Circus and almost directly above Tottenham Court Road tube station. The postcard to the bottom right of this shows the band beside the fountains at the base of the building.
7. One or two magazine articles claim that The Stone Roses took their name from a 1950's Sarah Gainham espionage novel, entitled 'The Stone Roses.' I would recommend checking out the book - an enjoyable read !
8. Ian Tilton sent me this scan of a Stone Roses setlist (from mid to late '87, or possibly early '88, judging from the songs) that he had recently found in his collection:
9. On the front cover of Second Coming, the following painting can be found. If anyone recognizes this painting, please email me.
Also, if anyone recognizes the painting on this Ian Brown shirt, please email me.
10. Look closely at the set-list taped up beside Reni at Blackpool Empress Ballroom, in August 1989. Two songs are missing from the official video release: Standing Here (after Made of Stone) and Sally Cinnamon (before I Am The Resurrection).
11. In 1998, Mani produced the Puressence song, 'Standing In Your Shadow', which appeared on their album from that year, 'Only Forever.' In 2003, he toured with Ocean Colour Scene, who had sacked their own bassist, providing support for Stereophonics.
The hat that Reni is wearing in this photo was thrown on stage to him by Roses fan Chris Copeland, during a gig at Tonbridge Angel Centre, Kent, on 13th May 1989. Reni took a shine to it and wore it quite a lot after this gig (including the London ICA gig two days later). The hat originates from the drama section of Hatfield Polytechnic. Chris discovered it in a costume chest !
13. Here is a photo from 1991 showing German punk rock band Slime at Ian Brown's house. The band were in Manchester that summer to play a festival.
14. Here is a photo of a band associate called Kenny, displaying an 'Ian Brown is innocent' t-shirt.
15. Here are a selection of Stone Roses wallpapers. If you have any wallpaper designs that you would like to submit, please email me at Paul@Thisisthedaybreak.co.uk
Claire Palmer (1); Alan Borg (2 - 6); Dave Roberts (7 - 8); Donna Scheuerle (9); Liam Dominguez (10 - 11)
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